"Viola and the Countess," Frederick Richard Pickersgill, 1859. Wikepedia, "Shakespeare Illustrated" photo.
“Viola and the Countess,” Frederick Richard Pickersgill, 1859. Wikepedia, “Shakespeare Illustrated” photo.

Born of wealthy English
Society, Countess Olivia
Sought those passions banned,
Preferring male-dressing Viola,
Her twelfth-night mistress,
Amorous touches of her
Delicate hands.

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